BeefJack Writes: A few weeks back I accomplished something that I've been trying to do for seven years - I got my fiancee excited about playing a video game. She was feeling particularly bored one night while I was assassinating Templar in Renaissance Italy. In order to ensure the TV remained under my control, I suggested she try New Super Mario Brothers on the DS.
It took a fair amount of prodding, but I reminded her of the story she often tells about beating "one of those Mario games" on the original Gameboy and assured her that this would be easy enough for her to handle, but still fun. After a few exclamations of surprise and joy during the first level, my devious plan appeared to be working. It seemed to be a lock by the time she asked me to do the 99 lives trick I told her about.